Fujifilm Abandons ACROS Large Format Film & more


Over the last few years, we have seen Fujifilm discontinuing more and more of their good old film. And 2018 won’t be any different. Down below you can find the list of film they are going to discontinue in 2018.

In a very interesting Fujifilm documentary I have shared here, about how Fujifilm survived the digital age with an unexpected makeover, at min. 35:00 the Fujifilm boss is asked why they keep up producing photo film, even if it counts less than 1% of its profits. The Fuji boss answers:

I had announced that we would protect the photograph culture. No matter how small it gets… we might downsize production, but we would keep the culture alive and protect it. The culture of photographs is one that mankind can’t do without… No matter what we will not get rid of photography.”

March 2018

Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400, 24 exposure, 3 packs
Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400, 36 exposure, 3 packs
Fujichrome Velvia 50, Professional, 36 exposure, 5 packs
Fujichrome Velvia 100, Professional, 36 exposure, 5 packs
Fujichrome Provia 100F, Professional, 36 exposure, 5 packs

May 2018

Fujicolor Natura 1600, 36 exposures, individual rolls
Fujicolor 1600 Single Use Cameras (39 and 27 exposures)
Neopan 100 Acros 4×5 (20 pieces)
Neopan 100 Acros 8×10 (20 pieces)

Fujifilm recommends other film instead

Future recommendations
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LEAKED: First Instax Share SP-3 Square Printer Images + Instax Square SQ10 White is Coming


Just as rumored, Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Square printer, and now the first images have leaked at nokishita.

Also, Fujifilm France is teasing a white Instax SQ10 #ComingSoon on their instagram page here, showing an image of the SQ10 in white. Nokishita leaked an image of that printer, too.

I remind you that, according to FujiRumors sources, Fujifilm will have an announcement on October 25. Nokishita says that the pre-order will start on the 23rd. Anyway… it’s coming :)

Instax Square SQ10USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: WexUK, PCHstore


New Meike Hand Grips for Fujifilm X-T2, X-T1 and X-Pro2


Meike has introduced new hand grips for X-T2, X-T1 and X-Pro2

Meike X-T2G hand grip for X-T2 improves the grip on the camera and reduces the chances of camera shake, especially when using heavy, large aperture lenses. Can be used as a quick release with compatible tripods. This metal grip can be left in place when using a tripod and enables users to change the battery and SD card without having to remove the grip from the body.

via ephotozine


Fujifilm X-T1 Snaps World Wildlife Photography Image of the Year – Animal Portraits Award


image courtesy: Peter Delaneypeterdelaneyphotography
Fujifilm X-T1; 50–140mm lens at 140mm; 1/75 sec at f2.8 (–1.3 e/v); ISO 3200

World Wildlife Photography Award

Hm… this must be fake news, because everybody knows that only full frame cameras can be used for Pro work…

… and yet, here is today’s story ;)

The wildlife photography award of the year is the benchmark for wildlife photography. And this year, one of the winning images has been snapped with by Peter Delaney with his Fujifilm X-T1 and XF50-140 in extremely difficult conditions: in the rainforest with very dim and tricky light.

The image called “Contemplation” won the “animal portraits” award, which the organizers of the award call “our most popular category every year“.

“Peter had spent a long, difficult morning tracking chimpanzees through dense undergrowth. ‘Photographing in a rainforest with dim light and splashes of sunlight means your exposure settings are forever changing,’ he says. Keeping his camera at its optimum ISO setting meant a slow shutter speed, so it was hard to keep a sharp focus without a tripod. The troop of 250 chimpanzees had spent the morning high in the canopy. Totti, named after an Italian footballer, is a favourite with the rangers, but perhaps not the ladies. After trying everything to entice a female to join him on the ground – posturing, gesturing and calling seductively – he gave up and flopped onto the forest floor.”

To know more about the image and also see the other stunning images, check out nhm.ac.uk. You can also find the whole list of winning images at theguardian and bbc.com.

The whole award was trasmitted in live stream and is now available on youtube. It’s worth every second, but here on FujiRumors I will highlight only the parts that are relevant for Peter Delaney’s image.

Minute 1:28:47 here: discussion about the image + interview with Peter after he won the award. I like the adivce Peter gave to wildlife photographers to take better images. “Practice, practice, practice. And keep looking at the work of other artists, be it in sculputre, in painture… it doesn’t matter what the medium is. Keep looking at art, and eventually everything begins to sink in and then you recognize a great image, when it happens.”

Minute 43:41 here: award speech of Peter Delaney

Congratulations Peter from me and the entire FujiRumors community.

And thanks to the FR-reader for passing us the news :)

Fujifilm X series cameras…

  • won the world wildlife photography award (story here)
  • made the cover of the TIME magazine (story here)
  • won the World Photography Arts&Culture Award 2015 (story here)
  • won the First Prize of the World Press Photo Category “Stories (stroy here)
  • made the front page of the Wall Street Journal (story here)
  • were good enough for God’s work (story here)
  • captured America’s most hated man (story here)
  • distracted a French presidential candidate during his interview (story here)
  • and more…